Margarita R. Seminario

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Americas Program
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Margarita R. Seminario

Margarita R. Seminario currently serves as deputy regional program director for the Americas at the Solidarity Center, where she works to empower workers to raise their voice for dignity on the job, justice in their communities, and greater equality in the global economy. Ms. Seminario is a democracy, rights, and governance specialist with more than 20 years of experience and has dedicated herself to promoting strong and resilient institutions and encouraging citizen participation and engagement. Previously, she served as senior fellow and deputy director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She has worked with international development implementers like the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, IREX, Chemonics International, and the Center for International Development of the State University of New York, and with the House Democracy Partnership of the U.S. House of Representatives, liaising with 15 partner legislatures organizing peer-to-peer exchanges. Her research interests include labor rights, leadership in the Americas; intersectional diversity, equity, and inclusion; rule of law; transparency and accountability; and political participation of frequently marginalized groups including women, youths, and Indigenous people. Ms. Seminario holds a master’s degree in comparative public administration and development from the University at Albany. She is fluent in Spanish and has good working knowledge of French and Italian.